Educational Issues of Indigenous Children in Malaysia

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This article describes issues pertaining to the learning of indigenous children in Malaysia. Information from school teachers and headmasters, community head, parents as well as the indigenous children of five selected indigenous school has helped the researchers to reach some of the conclusion regarding the issues. The main issues concerning the education of the indigenous children in Malaysia include attendance, learning process, and continuous education. All these issues are influenced by the family mindset, location, culture, and teacher preparation. Finally this article discusses suggestion on improving the educational process of the indigenous children in Malaysia.


Keywords: Indigenous Children, School Attendance, Learning Process
Stream: First Nations, Indigenous Peoples
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Prof. Dr. Zuria Mahmud

Affiliation not supplied
Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia


Dr. Salleh Amat

Lecturer, Foundation, National University of Malaysia
Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

At UKM (National University of Malaysia) I teach counseling courses at graduate level and supervising doctoral students. I also teach introduction of counseling for undergraduate students. Research interest: multicultural, career, and student personnel

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